All Science articles – Page 5

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    Diet and fitness: Energy and food

    This lesson plan introduces students to the energy contained within food and encourages them to reflect on individual eating habits. Students record what they ate yesterday in a chart and calculate (in kJ) the amount of energy in the food they eat. Teacher’s notes give tips and full guidance on ...

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    Diet and fitness: Nutrition and keeping fit

    In this lesson plan, students examine a nutrition pyramid and speak in groups about their diet using speaking prompts. They listen to the teacher giving them information on diet and exercise, match the information with diagrams and complete a gap-fill on nutrition and fitness. A full teacher’s script is provided. ...

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    Serious diseases

    An engaging worksheet in which students match the names of serious diseases with their phonetic transcriptions and practise pronouncing them. In teams they play a listening game to guess the disease, followed by a fun ’question loop’ speaking activity. Teacher’s notes provide scripts, answer keys and question loop cards.

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    Ecosystems web activities

    These teacher’s notes contain two activities ideal for students who have been learning about food chains. In the first activity students research a website on food chains, watch a presentation and answer comprehension questions. In the second activity students watch separate parts of a presentation on woodland ecosystems before quizzing ...

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    Diet and disease

    A lesson plan containing two worksheets for students working in pairs that include readings and error correction exercises on diabetes, rickets and influenza. An information-gap activity gets students to share information about the dangers of obesity and hypertension and what happens if we do not get enough Vitamin B1 and ...

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    Introducing ecosystems

    A comprehensive set of resources about ecosystems, introducing habitats and environments, as well as examining the food chains and food webs within an ecosystem. Each reading text is followed by a variety of vocabulary and speaking activities that build students’ knowledge of the subject and confidence with ecosystems terminology. Extra ...

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    Types of rainforest

    A information-gap activity in which pairs of students ask and answer questions to complete a short text on the two main types of rainforest. A very effective way for students to learn about the various locations of the world’s temperate and tropical rainforests.

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    The Earth's biomes

    This substantial four-page worksheet provides students with plenty of stimulating material to learn about the Earth’s biomes and how and why they differ. A clear reading text (with important vocabulary highlighted) explains the difference between aquatic and terrestrial biomes and tropical and temperate rainforests. Information on taigas, tundras, grasslands and ...

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    Animal habitats

    In this lesson plan, groups of students look at colour pictures of exotic animals and decide which biome they might live in and how they have adapted to their surroundings. A matching activity asks students to connect pictures of animals with their habitats and the corresponding biomes.

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    A Field Trip to Examine an Ecosystem

    This lesson plan focuses on a class project to examine a local ecosystem e.g. a park. It includes detailed teacher’s notes, an observation grid for students to complete when in the park and a useful language sheet to help them write a report based on their findings.

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    Physics vocabulary

    Show how to calculate the forces on an object on an inclined plane while demonstrating how physics terms such as ’magnetism’ and ’inertia’ are used in everyday language. A reference sheet provides a useful list of units of measurement and illustrates key physics machines and equations. Worksheet exercises test students’ ...

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    Biology: An introduction

    A short history of biology tracks the study of life through the ages, showing our fascination with the living world around us, from the ancient Egyptians to Charles Darwin’s theories and the study of DNA. The second reading text is a letter from a professor of biology, spelling out the ...

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    Classifying materials

    Is it an animal, plant or mineral? Pupils match the puzzle pieces, fill in a chart and complete sentences to identify the materials used to make everyday objects. Teacher’s notes include ideas for an additional group activity and post-lesson projects.

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    Environment vocabulary

    Students learn the vocabulary they need to discuss the effects of human activity on the world around us. A reference sheet illustrates terms such as ’endangered’, ’pollution’ and ’recycle’, while worksheet activities help students use the new vocabulary like native speakers. Among the exercises, students compare noun, adjective and verb ...

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    Chemistry vocabulary

    Students learn the vocabulary they need to discuss chemistry in English, including terms such as ‘atomic mass’, ‘isotope’, and ‘valency’, as well as the English names of more than 50 common elements, ions and compounds. The comprehensive reference sheet also illustrates the states of matter, including the verbs to describe ...

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    Biology vocabulary

    A comprehensive reference sheet illustrates key vocabulary for biological processes, cell and plant structure, and basic animal anatomy.

  • Young woman standing on street outside food shop looking at fresh produce on stall.
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    Amazing world of food: Lesson 5: Processed food

    In the fifth lesson of Carol Read’s Amazing world of food, children learn to recognize the differences between natural and processed food, identify processed food that is good and bad for you and design a flow chart to show how food is processed. Step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets are ...

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    Comparisons: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of geography, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    The Terror of Blue John Gap: Part 2

    Part 2 of this horror story continues with Hardcastle deciding to explore the caves at Blue John Gap. In this lesson, the students will: remember and retell the first part of the story; listen to the second part of the story and predict what might happen next; listen in detail ...

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    Fractions

    In this lesson plan, students match fractions to their pictorial depictions, learn how we work out fractions in English and then practise their skills by doing some sums! A multiple choice fractions quiz (on the theme of ’Jenny’s birthday party’) consolidates what they have learnt. Full teacher’s notes provided.